Gun Grabbers: Quotes on Gun Confiscation from Politicians

Gun control is not unique to the 21st Century. The confiscation of firearms has been a government practice for years, throughout societies across the globe – often preceding democide. Below are quotes from some of the most infamous gun confiscators in history. Communist Chinese Chairman Mao

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”

Chairman Mao Tse Tung, Head of the Chinese Communist Party who oversaw the murder of 30 million Chinese during China's "Great Leap Forward" following World War II

“Government begins at the end of the gun barrel.”

“If I could have gotten...an outright ban – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!”

“We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.”

Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama's former Chief of Staff and a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton

“If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.”

“We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.”

“If the opposition (citizen) disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”

“Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.”

“What good fortune for those in power that people do not think.”

“Our power does not know liberty or justice. It is established on the destruction of the individual will.”

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”

Adolf Hitler, discussing the 1942 disarmament of non-Aryans in occupied lands